Mexico thrashed Solomon Islands to reach the last 16 ©Getty Images

Mexico thrashed Solomon Islands 8-0 to secure their place in the last 16 of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Brazil.

The comprehensive victory for the Mexican side at the Estádio Kléber Andrade in Cariacica saw them qualify as the best third-placed team.

Alejandro Gomez, Efrain Alvarez and Israel Luna all scored twice, while Luis Puente and Ali Avila also found the net in a one-sided Group F encounter.

Mexico will take on Japan in the last 16.

Paraguay topped Group F following a 2-1 win over Italy at the Estádio Bezerrão in Gama and will face South American rivals Argentina in the knock-out stage.

Argentina finished second in Group E despite a comfortable 3-1 victory against Tajikistan at Estádio Kléber Andrade.

Spain won the group after goals from Jordi Escobar and Moriba Ilaix guided them to a 2-0 win over Cameroon.

Senegal await for Spain in the last 16.

In the other knock-out round matches, Angola play South Korea, Japan face Mexico, Nigeria go up against the Netherlands, France entertain Australia, Ecuador clash with Italy and Brazil take on Chile.

The group stage begins on Tuesday (November 5) following a rest day tomorrow.